Information operations · Information Warfare

IRGC HD Video Shows US Aircraft Carrier in Persian Gulf

Ababil-3 Iranian drone

If you cannot access the video footage from the source at the bottom, the original Iranian News Agency, the video is also available from LiveLeak. It is fairly high-resolution.

This video appears to have been shot from an Ababil-III drone operated by the IRGC’s Navy

As the former collection manager for the XVIII Abn Corps, I participated in writing the requirements, assessing prototype performance, assessing collection capabilities, and coordinating and synchronizing their use, all while simultaneously assessing future capabilities and limitations. 

Drones or UAVs, have grown in many significant ways, mostly in quantity on hand. Drones are now nearly ubiquitous on the battlefield. 

Countering them, however, is still in its infancy.  To deny an enemy the information obtained through a drone is yet another essential element of Information Operations. 

Now I see a need for strong counter-drone capabilities.  This video was taken from just overhead this carrier, as well as from a close-in angle.  

The defense, or the carrier, in this case, has the advantage since the drone is far from shore.  All that needs to be done is to use simple physics to remove that advantage. 

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A high definition footage obtained by IRGC naval forces shows US warships being closely monitored in the Persian Gulf waters, south of Iran.

  • April, 27, 2019 – 18:31
IRGC HD Video Shows US Aircraft Carrier in Persian Gulf

IRGC naval forces released a high quality video showing a close observation of a US aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.

On April 8, US President Donald Trump announced that Washington is designating the IRGC a foreign “terrorist organization”, marking the first time the US has formally labeled another country’s military a terrorist group.

Responding to the move, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council immediately declared the US as a state sponsor of terrorism and US forces in the region terrorists.

The SNSC said it has put CENTCOM on its terror list as a “reciprocal measure” against the US “illegal and unwise” move.

The Islamic Republic of Iran plays a significant and leading role in establishing security in the Persian Gulf.

In remarks in 2016, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that security of the Persian Gulf region comes within the purview of the regional countries alone, and dismissed the US claim of seeking security in the region.

“The Persian Gulf security relates to the countries of the region which have common interests, and not to the US. So, security of the Persian Gulf region should be provided by the countries of this region itself,” the Leader said.

Ayatollah Khamenei has also called for the enhancement of the Iranian naval forces’ presence in international waters and expanding the Navy’s power in balance with the merit of the Islamic Establishment.

Video at source URL.